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Jun 05 2017

How to outsmart a billion robot bees by Paul Tobin

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Genius factor bk 2.Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017 ISBN 9781408881804
(Age: 10+) Highly recommended. How to Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees starts with a bee attack. Delphine and her friends are under attack. To escape, the girls run into the street but the bees seem to want Delphine. A few pages in and readers will already be laughing. Delphine is then kidnapped. Next, she is rescued by her genius friend Nate. This book seems to be on fast forward, there is so much happening and it is very fast paced. The two friends are then chased by The Red Tea Society (and it is not even lunch time yet!). We then read about a car chase and Nate explains some of his more unusual inventions. Before you know it, a wetsuit is flying and saving the day. Keep reading to find out why The Red Tea Society is after Delphine and Nate. Why does Delphine need to argue with a talking car? Can you really make friends with a robot bee?
How to Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees is the second in the series following How to capture an invisible cat and it is recommended that readers read the series in order. This is an extremely busy and active story. It will keep independent readers engaged and giggling at the antics.
Kylie Kempster

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